New Hampshire authorities have released the names of two friends who died after their boats collided on Lake Winnipesaukee.
The state police Marine Patrol said initial reports of the accident indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Friday night. First responders found the boat’s operator dead, and an injured woman. They’ve been identified as 76-year-old James Hanson and his wife, 75-year-old Carmella Hanson, of Meredith.
The patrol found a second boat on Sunday in about 48 feet of water. Divers found a man’s body within the submerged boat, identified as 84-year-old Harold Lyon Jr., of Meredith.
The Laconia Daily Sun reports both men were experienced boaters who were on course to make a turn around the Bear Island Post Office dock at the same moment.